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So Your Kid Wants to Be the Next Sidney Crosby?

As Team Canada recently won the gold medal in both men's and women's ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, many young boys and girls are starting to dream of scoring the overtime winner like Sidney Crosby or captaining the team to gold...

ParentDish Olympics Update: Babies, Dads, Cigars and Beer

Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin, Kim St-Pierre and Charline Labonte drink beer on the ice with their gold medals after Canada defeated the USA in women's Olympic hockey final game on Feb. 25, 2010. Credit: Scott Gardner, The Canadian Press /...

Opinion: No More Sore Losers In Sports

Jaroslav Halak (41) shakes hands with Pal Grotnes (33) after the game between Slovakia and Norway during the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. Slovakia won 4-3. Credit: Cris Bouroncle, AFP / Getty Images
In our "win or bust", "you...

ParentDish Olympics Update

Watching the Olympics is fun, and when you're a parent, it's impossible not to see parenting-related stories all over the slopes and the ice. Here's another roundup of ParentDish's top moments so far from the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Olympic Fun at Home: Cooperation Meets Competition

A Facebook friend posted yesterday that his four-year-old son was speed skating non-stop in the living room. Apparently, this dad had his finger on a trend, because reports began pouring in from other parents. Pairs figure skating in the dining room....

Baby Bump Doesn't Faze Olympic Curler

Team Canada alternate Kristie Moore, left, holds her baby bump at practice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Credit: Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press / AP
When Kristie Moore got the call inviting her to the Olympic trials for the...

Our Fave Winter Olympics Moments Deliver Parenting Gold

Watching the Olympics is fun, and when you're a parent, it's impossible not to see parenting-related stories all over the slopes and the ice. Here's a round-up of ParentDish's top moments so far from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Speed-skater...

Debbie Phelps Chats About Highs and Lows as Mom of an Olympic Legend

Debbie Phelps with her Olympian son Michael and her daughters Hilary and Whitney. Credit: Laisee Rintel
ParentDish recently caught up with Debbie Phelps, mother of gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps, to chat about parenting at poolside. Her...

Build Your Own Inuksuk: Official Symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Has your family caught Olympic fever? Ours sure has. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are taking place right here in Canada, and even though our family won't be travelling to see events live, Cabin Fever plans to mark the occasion in a special way....

4-Year-Old Channels Kurt Russell's 'Miracle' Speech

A preschooler in a YouTube video performs an inspirational coach's speech from the movie "Miracle." And not everyone is happy about it. Sports fans everywhere remember the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid....

Michael Phelps celebrates gold without dad

We've all seen swimmer Micheal Phelps' mother and sisters cheering him on from the stands as he makes history at the Beijing Olympics. Conspicuously missing from this family picture is his father, Fred. Not only is Fred absent in China, he hasn't...

Michael Phelps' mom talks about ADHD

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you've probably at least heard of Michael Phelps. Even when other swimmers are winning, NBC likes to flash footage of the record-breaking Olympic star. But what people may not realize about...

Olympic-size fun at your computer

You don't have to be in Beijing to catch the Olympic spirit! The funny people at JibJab, masterminds behind the popular Elf cards and snowball fight have come up with a way for everyone to participate in Mount Olympus games. All you need is a...

Scott Hamilton welcomes a son

Olympic skating champion Scott Hamilton and his wife of six years, Tracie welcomed their 2nd son to the world, this past Friday. Little Maxx Hamilton (How cute are the two X's?!) will join four-year-old brother Aidan at the family's Nashville...

Olympics fever sweeping Beijing

Olympic fever has struck Beijing. The excitement over the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics has some Chinese kids performing their own feats of daring and prompting concerns for their well-being. There's the 10-year-old girl who's father had her swimming...

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